Louisiana Congressman: Time is Now to Declare a Fisheries Disaster Following Ida
U.S. Congressman Garret Graves (R), representing South Louisiana, has called on the U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) to declare a “Fishery Disaster Determination” due to damage Hurrican Ida left on both biological resources and fishery infrastructure.
“Producing over 850 million pounds of seafood each year, Louisiana’s commercial and recreational fishing provides nearly $4 billion in direct revenue and employs over 50,000 in the fishing community,” Graves wrote in a letter to the DOC. “Whether the product is shrimp, crawfish, redfish, oysters, crawfish, crab...
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